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About Us


"Ban Krachen" is the name of a village in Thailand: Sisaket, where the Co-founding member of Ban Krachen Thai Massage, Sirikanya Kiley, was born and raised.

Sirikanya has always had a dream to run her own Thai massage business, as her mom and sister are both involved in the profession and practice their skills for Ban Krachen Thai Massage and Spa too. Sirikanya and her South African husband Brandon Kiley, embarked on establishing Ban Krachen Thai Massage, which has been a very tough journey, but at the same time extremely rewarding.

Brandon and Sirikanya wanted to create not just another Thai Massage and Spa, but something different and -at the same time- a realisation of what they had dreamed of and envisioned.

Ban Krachen Thai Massage and Spa has a homely feel to it: one of tranquility and contemporary design, a fusion of Western business practice and traditional Eastern Thai massage techniques, combined with methodologies handed down from generation to generation.

If you are looking for a relaxing or healing experience, let Ban Krachen Thai Massage pamper you and relieve the stress of your busy lifestyle at their beautiful place in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. 


Thai Massage is a known healing technique that places emphasis on the mind and body connection when practised by a skilled therapist. The client is clothed and lies on a floor mattress. The therapist applies pressure using the thumbs, fingertips, hands, feet, arms and legs. Compression using the therapist's body weight is also applied to large areas of the body. Pressure combined with manipulations stretch the spine and pull on joints, to leave the body feeling loose and relaxed and ultimately maintaining flexibility and relieving tension.

The therapist works kneeling or sitting on the floor alongside the client, working from the feet up to the shoulders and neck, over the face and onto the scalp. Thai Massage is a deep-massage technique that can be very relaxing.


Massage is primarily about touch; a touch in itself has healing qualities. Despite the many techniques and principles, the effects -psychological and physiological- remain the same.

Massaging the muscles relaxes and stimulates the circulation so that blood flows freely, carrying oxygen and nutrients to where they are needed.

By working on the circulation, regular massage can help normalize blood pressure on overburdened arteries and veins. Massage stimulates the lymphatic system which is responsible for nourishing cells, carrying waste products out of the body and defending the body against infection. At the same time, bodywork improves muscle and skin tone, stimulates the nervous system and improves overall body health.


Oil Massage or Aromatherapy is not just a massage using aromatic oils. The blend of oil that is created can vary from energising to relaxing. The massage technique consists mainly of long, gentle, stroking movements to calm and soothe the nerves, focusing on lymphatic drainage.